A course in diagnosing problematic PDF files
Field Support PDF is a one-day introduction to the PDF file format intended for field
support personnel. It discusses the basics of the structure and contents of a PDF file,
with an eye toward recognizing possible sources of observed problems. The course teaches the
student to use the tools built into Adobe Acrobat to determine the contents and nature of
a PDF file and to look for the sources of common problems, such as mangled text or incorrect color.
Note that this is a class in examining and diagnosing the PDF file structure, not the
general use of Adobe Acrobat.
Printer-related field support engineers who need to examine and diagnose problems
associated with printing PDF files. The course assumes you are supporting or otherwise
working with a printing device that consumes PDF files.
Students will leave class knowing how to find their way around a PDF file and understand
how to diagnose the source of problems in PDF files.
Good experience with computer systems and printers, on the "advanced user" level.
6½ hours of instruction
- Overview of PDF File Contents
- PDF File Structure
- Examining Document-Level Information (Encryption, etc.)
- PDF Pages (Bounding boxes, Resources, etc.)
- Page Contents: Line Art
- Page Contents: Text
- Font Dictionaries & Resources
- Color & Color Spaces
- Problems to Watch For
- Compliance Standards: PDF/X, PDF/A, PDF/VT
Continually during the class, the students will examine real-life PDF files to gain
familiarity with how the class topics apply to actual PDF files.
Pricing & Availability
See class schedule for a list of locations, dates and class cost.
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